[Corpora-List] Call for Papers: CC-NLG - Computational Creativity in Natural Language Generation

Matthew Purver m.purver at qmul.ac.uk
Fri May 6 12:43:03 CEST 2016

First Call for Papers: CC-NLG

CC-NLG: Computational Creativity in Natural Language Generation

A workshop at INLG 2016, September 5th/6th, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK


This workshop aims to bring together researchers dealing with text generation from a computational creativity perspective, and researchers in natural language generation with an interest in creative aspects. These two communities have been working separately for many years, as the focus in each one of them has been different: creativity research tends to be less focused on technical issues in natural language generation, and more on issues related to cognition, aesthetics, and novelty; while NLG research tends to focus on technical and theoretical aspects of processes, and information content and readability of output. However, recent progress in both fields is reducing many of these differences -- with creativity projects moving more towards robust implementation, and NLG research including stylistics, variation and literary genres such as poetry or narrative -- and we believe they are approaching the point where they can mutually benefit from ongoing work. By encouraging members of both communities to discuss work in related topics with each other, we hope to move towards better joint understanding of the problems involved.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Poetry Generation * Story Generation * Generation of Metaphor, Figurative and Rhetorical Language * Personality and Emotion in NLG * Creative Data-to-Text Models * Interactive Language Generation * Character-based Generation

Submissions should follow the INLG submission format and length limits for long papers: http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/InteractionLab/INLG2016/

Important dates:

* Submissions due: June 10, 2016 * Notification of acceptance: July 8, 2016 * Camera-ready papers due: August 5, 2016 * Workshop: TBD but one of September 5-6, 2016

Organising Committee:

Pablo Gervás, Carlos León, Gonzalo Méndez - Universidad Complutense de Madrid Matthew Purver, Sascha Griffiths, Geraint Wiggins - Queen Mary University of London

Provisional Programme Committee:

David Elson Pablo Gervás Mark Granroth-Wilding Sascha Griffiths Cyril Labbé Carlos León Maria Teresa Llano Rodriguez Stephen McGregor François Portet Matthew Purver Ehud Reiter Advaith Siddharthan Hannu Toivonen Alessandro Valitutti Pierre-Luc Vaudry Tony Veale Geraint Wiggins

-- Matthew Purver - http://www.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/~mpurver/

Computational Linguistics Lab - http://compling.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/ Cognitive Science Research Group - http://cogsci.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/

School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science Queen Mary University of London, London E1 4NS, UK

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